[tex-k] 128-character dvips encodings

Nicolai Langfeldt janl@linpro.no
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:03:33 +0100

Julian Gilbey wrote:
> Is there a reason why all of the .enc files with dvips are 256
> characters long?  Wouldn't 128 character encoding vectors be more
> appropriate for the original cm* fonts?  I've written such encoding
> files if they would be of use.

The original cm fonts do not need encoding vectors, the fonts are
already correctly encoded.  Neither dvips nor xdvi needs vectors. Indeed
xdvi can load type 1 cm fonts without any prompting or configuration of
any kind.

The vectors could be relevant as documentation perhaps.